Former UFC fighter Lee Murray Mastermind Of £53m Securitas Robbery Jailed

Lee Murray, the man who masterminded the record-breaking £53m Securitas robbery in the UK, has been jailed for 10 years in Morocco.

Murray, 30, fled to Morocco after Britain’s biggest cash robbery in Tonbridge, Kent, in February 2006.

He splashed out on sumptuous homes and expensive jewellery, while thousands of pounds were also spent on plastic surgery for his girlfriends.

But he was soon arrested and has been languishing in a Moroccan jail since.

Authorities in Britain have been unable to extradite him due him having a Moroccan-born father.

But Sky’s crime correspondent Martin Brunt said Murray had now been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Detective Superintendent Mick Judge said: ‘I’m pleased Murray will now begin serving a significant prison sentence for his part in the Tonbridge robbery.

“Officers investigating the £53m robbery have put six men before the courts in the UK and they have been sentenced to a total of 156 years imprisonment.”

Murray, who has already served four years in jail in Morocco, was named in the trial of the others as the mastermind of the plot.

Brunt said: “The big question is that this was a £53m cash robbery and only £21m of the money has been recovered – there’s still £32m unaccounted for.

“I think Lee Murray will be sitting in his Moroccan jail cell thinking maybe he will have to do another five years and then he will be out to do whatever he likes.

“And who knows what he knows about the rest of the money?”

The robbers kidnapped Securitas manager Colin Dixon and his family in order to gain access to the depot on the night of February 21, 2006.

The Dixons and 14 other Securitas employees were forced to cooperate with the robbers whilst they loaded £53m into a 7.5 tonne lorry.

The men forcibly locked the Dixons and the employees into money cages before escaping in the early hours.

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